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From: <tpo <at> sourcepole.ch>
Subject: Bug#387044: wrong rendering of newlines in description
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.debian.devel.bugs.general
Date: Tuesday 12th September 2006 17:05:00 UTC (over 10 years ago)
Quoting gregor herrmann <[email protected]>:

> On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 22:49:05 +0200, Tomas Pospisek wrote:
>
> > In aptitude in a non-standard-width terminal the description looks like
> > this:
> >
> > ------------------------------
> > ConfigFile parses simple configuration files and store its values in an
> anonymous hash reference. The syntax of the
> > configuration file is quite simple:
> >
> > # This is a comment VALUE_ONE = foo VALUE_TWO = $VALUE_ONE/bar
> VALUE_THREE = The value contains a \# (hash). # This
> > is a comment. COMPOSED_VALUE[one] = The first component of a clustered
> value COMPOSED_VALUE[two] = The second
> > component of a clustered value
> > ------------------------------
>
> I can confirm this behaviour (independent of the terminal width).
> The interesting point is that (besides debian/control looking as
> expected) debc and dkpkg --info present the long description in a
> sane way.
>
> Guessing: Could this be an aptitude problem? Maybe caused by the
> hash (#)?

/me guessing too:

probably it's not aptitude, but the description is really wrong, since I've
seen the same problem many times in various packages and he maintainer
probably just needs to read up the spec on how sane descriptions are
allowed
to be formated.


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